Foreign workers manning markets

I would like to praise His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s recent titah stressing on the need for enforcement officers to take seriously the abuse of work passes among foreign workers.

The issue of foreign workers manning markets has been plaguing the nation for many years, and I, for one, have come across several of them at the Gadong Wet Market.

According to the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department, only citizens and residents can own stalls at markets, and action will be taken against violators, including removing the stalls from the market altogether.

I hope the authorities would step up efforts to put an end to the abuse of work passes by foreign nationals in the country.

The Patriot